Resuming my regular Sunday feature, the Sunday Funnies -- baseball ancedotes that may or may not be true (indeed, many of them aren't), but intended to at least amuse the reader, if not elicit laughter.
Gates Brown was a noted pinch-hitter in the late 1960s and early '70s for the Detroit Tigers. His nickname stemmed from the circumstances of his signing by the Tigers, supposedly at the gates of the juvenile institution he had been held in for his legal trangressions as a youth.
One day one of his teammates was fondly recalling his high school days.
"I took lots of good classes. English, shop, history. What did you like taking in high school, Gates?"
Brown replied: "Hubcaps."